Russians spend more than tourists from anywhere else
Russian tourists in Iceland spend more money than visitors from any other country, according to a new report by Icelandic bank Landsbanki.
The average Russian tourist visiting Iceland spends 250% more than the second-placed Norwegian tourist, the study claims. The report was prepared for a conference chaired by the bank this week about the tourism industry in the country.
However, just 7,000 Russians visited Iceland last year, compared to for example 137,000 people from Britain – who ranked second last on the biggest spenders list. Visitors from the US made up the second biggest group by nationality with 120,000. Swedish tourists were the only group who decreased in number between 2012 and 2013.
[photo courtesy Icelandair]